Nov 22 2015

Ride along with Swann/Dine at Rallye des Charlevoix!

Local competitors Malcolm Swann and Tim Dine have started to share some of their in-car video from their adventure at this year’s Rallye des Charlevoix! Ride along with them on a brisk ride in their tail happy RX7 on the first run at the Lac aux Sables stage! Its a lot of fun!


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Nov 18 2015

2015 ARMS AGM Rally Workshop Saturday @ 1pm!

From Cindy McCarron, the ARMS Regional Navigational Rally Director:

The ARMS Rally Workshop is being held at the AGM Saturday November 21st from 1pm-4pm at the Quality Inn and Suites at 980 Parkland Drive. Anyone interested in Rally, belonging to an ARMS Club (BAC, ASCC, MMSC etc) is welcome to attend. Below is the Agenda.
Rally Discipline Workshop
21 November, 2015


1. Welcome/Attendance

2. Review/approve minutes of 2014 ARMS Rally Workshop

3. Review/approve the meeting minutes of the January 18th meeting regarding a change in Regional Rally Cross Rules.

4. Call for additional agenda items

5. ARMS Rally Directors’ Activity Report

6. CARS Regional Rally Director’s Activity Report

7. Review of 2015 competition year

TSD Rally
Performance Rally

8. Discussion about TSD organizers and club level events

9. Performance Rally Events

10. ARMS RallyCross Series

11. Competition Schedule for 2015

12. Nominations & Voting of ARMS Rally Performance Director

13. Other/New Business

14. Adjournment


Click here to go to the ARMS Discussion forum thread about the workshop for any questions or input.

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Nov 09 2015

2015 Trout Lake Sprint Detailed Results

Detailed stage results for October’s Trout Lake Rally Sprint are finally available on the results page!

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Nov 08 2015

The 2015/2016 RallyCross season begins in 1 week!

Get out the long underwear! The Bluenose Autosport Club’s 2015/2016 RallyCross season begins in ONE WEEK on November 15th at Scotia Speed World! RallyCross is the most affordable way to go sideways in a controlled, safe and legally encouraged environment! Bring out your beater or your 2016 WRX STI! All are welcome!

For details see the link on the Rally East events calendar to the right!

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Oct 28 2015

2015 Rallye de Charlevoix

Three maritime teams (and one adopted team) have returned from an exciting Rallye de Charlevoix! The 11 challenging gravel and tarmac stages tested their driving and equipment with smiles, photos and lots of stories to show for it! As the dust settled our teams did well,

  • Conrad/Paynter: 15th Overall, 7th in class
  • Swann/Dine: 23rd Overall, 7th in class
  • Spalinger/Nadeau: 24th Overall, 8th in class
  • Whittman/Sleigh: DNF

Unfortunately the VW team of James Whittman and Daphne Sleigh retired due to a mechanical issue on Stage 4 and were unable to continue. Jonathan Conrad/Clarke Paynter and Daniel Spalinger/Ben Nadeau ran consistent stages all day while Malcolm Swann and Tim Dine suffered late day mechanical issues which resulted in a 9 minute late check in to Stage 10, significantly dropping them in the standings.

Detailed scoring from the event can be found on

Congratulations to all the teams on their efforts and thanks for representing our region! You’ve done us proud!

Lots of Media from the event can be found on the facebook groups for RallyEast, the Bluenose Autosport Club and the Rally de Charlevoix groups.

The maritime invasion!
12190096_10153792526244880_1211698886076491848_nMalcolm Swann and Tim Dine showing what old school Rear Wheel Drive can do when pushed hard!

11057917_1199792966701023_1778557067234560915_oJonathan Conrad and Clarke Payner showing what new-school All Wheel Drive can do when pushed hard!


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Oct 22 2015

Local teams at Rallye de Charlevoix!

Fresh off their season ending competition at the 2015 BAC Trout Lake RallySprint, three local teams are already off to Clermont, Quebec to compete in the 2015 running of the storied Rallye de Charlevoix. Jonathan Conrad/Clarke Paynter, James Whittman/Daphne Sleigh and Mal Swann/Tim Dine will all put their skills and cars to the test against teams from Quebec, Ontario and beyond! Also competing from New Hampshire and Maine are 2015 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally veterans Dan Spalinger and Ben Nadeau! Good luck to all the teams!

Details about the event can be found at, but brush up on your French! :) Live-ish results will be available Saturday at

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Oct 22 2015

2015 BAC Trout Lake RallySprint!

The 2015 Bluenose Autosport Club Trout Lake RallySprint took place this past Sunday in Middleton, Nova Scotia. The Trout Lake RallySprint marks the third and final event in the 2015 Bluenose Autosport Club rally series and the season definitely went out with a roar! Seven teams and cars were on hand to tackle the challenging stages, a new record turnout since performance rally was re-started in 2009! The event marked the return of several competitors including Steve Quigley and Dana Nauss in their 2000 Subaru Impreza STI, Cal Vandaalen’s and his 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS, freshly rebuilt after an off-road incident at the July season opener and Mal Swann with Co-Driver Tim Dine, campaigning Mal’s ex-Tom and Trish McGeer Mazda RX7 which hasn’t been driven on a stage in 21 years! The day went off without any major incidents and was a fitting end to another great season of rally competition! 2016 can’t come soon enough and will showcase more roads and more teams and cars! Rally Rally Rally!

Detailed results will be available soon, overall finishing order was:

  1. Steve Quigley/Dana Nauss
  2. Jonathan Conrad/Clarke Paynter
  3. Mal Swann/Tim Dine
  4. Cal Vandaalen/Bruce McNutt
  5. Ian Pearce/Gordon Sleigh
  6. James Whittman/Daphne Sleigh
  7. Jim Theriault/Wayne Pitts

As always, Harold Merklinger was on site to document the action. His photos can be found by clicking here!

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Oct 03 2015

Run the Rock 2015 Registration Now Open!

Did you know that the folks at Vinland Motorsport Club have started an annual truly epic 3 day TSD rally? Run the Rock is a 3-day, 2-night (accommodations included) Time/Speed/Distance rally across the Bona Vista Peninsula! Looks like an awesome time! Check out their website at, Registration for 2016 is now open for June 30-July 3rd!

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Sep 18 2015

East Coast Subaru Club Fall Rumble 2015!

Saturday, September 26th marks the second annual East Coast Subaru Club’s Fall Rumble 2015! This is the biggest Subaru meet on the east coast and last years event saw dozens of Subaru’s meet for socializing, bench racing and a cruise through some of the awesome back roads that Nova Scotia has to offer! Several local rally teams will be present with their cars, so come on out and drop by for a chat and to see the cars!


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Aug 19 2015

Ledwidge Lookoff Photos from

Our friends at have posted their gallery of the event! We thank them for attending and covering the rally! Click here for their gallery searchable by car and stage!

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